Three-members strong, Chevelle double-fisted the whoopass as the hard rock band laid down a pummeling set at the Pageant for a sold-out crowd.
This set seemed simple enough, but a lot of little things combined to make photographing Chevelle a nice challenge after Finger Eleven‘s fairly straight-forward lighting.
Despite only having three members, the band actually seemed to fill the Pageant's stage quite well on their own, and I didn't feel that the wide open spaces were a negative. The general atmosphere of the set certainly contributed to this perception, at least in the pit.
Just the usual, folks: First three, no flash.
Lighting for this set was mostly a mix of deep color washes, with a few splashes of magenta-tinged whitish light thrown into the mix. Lots of quick changes for this one.
The fourth image in this set comes from a little patience waiting for one of the roving spots to hit singer Pete Loeffler and provide some nice color contrast and rim lighting.
If you have the time or patience, linger a few seconds on a shot like this can make a huge difference in the visual impact of a shot. Without the purple spot filling the background, this shot would have been almost entirely restricted to the green channel.
Metering & Exposure:
I was pretty locked down to ISO 6400 and 1/250 at f/2.8 for this set, even through all of the wildly different lighting.
Lenses & Gear:
I shot with the Nikon D3 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 for this set, though I pulled out the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for drummer Sam Loeffler.